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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

15 March 2021, 7:00pm

All minutes are subject to confirmation at a subsequent

meeting and may be amended by resolution at that meeting.

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Ordinary Council 15 March 2021

Minutes

 

PRESENT: Councillor P. Palmer (Chair), Councillor S. Bennison, Councillor K. Brent, Councillor D. Brooks-Horn, Councillor K. Morris, Councillor D. Strassberg, Councillor F. Vissel and Councillor A. Zbik.

 

ALSO PRESENT: General Manager, Executive Manager – Corporate Services, Executive Manager – Environmental Services, Executive Manager – Open Space & Urban Services, Executive Manager – Human Services

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST:

 

Councillor Brooks-Horn declared a significant, non-pecuniary conflict of interest in relation to ‘Rotary Request for Financial Support Due to The Cancellation of the 2020 Rotary Fair Due to COVID-19’, as he is a member of the Rotary Club. He indicated he will vacate the meeting and not vote debate or vote on the matter.

 

CONFIDENTIAL ITEMS

Pursuant to section 10A(4), the public were invited to make representations to the council meeting before any part of the meeting is closed, as to whether that part of the meeting should be closed to consider:

 

Officer Report for Determination No. 3

SUBJECT: Strategic Property Acquisition

It is recommended that the Council close so much of the meeting to the public as provided for under Section 10A(2) (c) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the report contains information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business; it further being considered that discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to public interest by reason of the foregoing and as it identifies the property Council proposes to acquire, which is not public information.

 

No members of the public made representations.

 

CLOSED COMMITTEE

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Strassberg and Bennison that Council:-

1.       Resolve into Closed Committee to consider the business identified above.

2.       Pursuant to section 10A(1)-(3) of the Local Government Act 1993, the media and public be excluded from the meeting on the basis that the business to be considered is classified confidential under the provisions of section 10A(2) as outlined above.

3.       The correspondence and reports relevant to the subject business be withheld from access to the media and public as required by section 11(2) of the Local Government Act 1993.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Strassberg, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Closed Committee commenced at 6.44 pm. The public and media left the chamber.

 

Open Council resumed at 7:00pm. The public and media were invited into the chamber.

 

 

APOLOGIES 

Nil

 

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

The meeting was opened with a prayer by The General Manger.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

The Mayor gave an acknowledgement of Country.

 

WEBCASTING OF COUNCIL MEETING

The Mayor advised those present that the Meeting was being webcast.

 

Confidential Items

 

The General Manger read the recommendations of the Item/s considered in Closed Committee prior to Council’s consideration, that Council delegate authority to the General Manager to purchase the property identified in the report, should it become available for acquisition in the future, with the funding to come from the Property Acquisition Reserve or internal loan to that Reserve if there are insufficient funds.

 

Strategic Property Acquisition

It is recommended that the Council close so much of the meeting to the public as provided for under Section 10A(2) (c) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the report contains information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business; it further being considered that discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to public interest by reason of the foregoing and as it identifies the property Council proposes to acquire, which is not public information.

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Strassberg that the recommendation of Council in closed committee be adopted.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Strassberg, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Brent that Standing Orders be suspended and that members of the public who wish to address Council be allowed to do so for a maximum of three minutes.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Strassberg, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC FORUM

Ed Ferguson, President Northern Suburbs Football Association regarding Bob Campbell Oval;

Tania Mace of Greenwich regarding Bob Campbell Oval;

Helen Inkson of Lane Cove regarding Bob Campbell Oval;

Merri Southwood of Greenwich regarding Bob Campbell Oval;

Scott Wilson of Rozelle regarding Bob Campbell Oval;

Roderick Simpson of Greenwich regarding Bob Campbell Oval;

Emily LaVigne of Lane Cove regarding Bob Campbell Oval;

Caitlin Wartho of Greenwich regarding Bob Campbell Oval;

Margaret Curley of Greenwich regarding Bob Campbell Oval;

Frank Hamersley of Greenwich regarding Bob Campbell Oval;

Anne-Marie Sirca of Greenwich regarding Bob Campbell Oval;

Jacky Barker of Lane Cove regarding spraying at Kingsford Smith Oval;

Stephen Callister of Greenwich regarding Bob Campbell Oval;

Don Murchison of Greenwich regarding Bob Campbell Oval;

Jennifer Schneller of Northwood regarding Bob Campbell Oval and the Northwood intersection;

Dennis Karp of Greenwich regarding Bob Campbell Oval, and;

Joshua Dong of Greenwich regarding Bob Campbell Oval.

 

Written submission

 

Shauna Forrest, Lane Cove Bushland & Conservation Society regarding Bob Campbell Oval.

 

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Strassberg and Brooks-Horn that Standing Orders be resumed.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Strassberg, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 15 FEBRUARY 2021

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RESOLVED on the motion of Brooks-Horn and Brent that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 15 February 2021 be received.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Strassberg, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

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RESOLVED on the motion of Brent and Brooks-Horn that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 15 February 2021 be confirmed.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Strassberg, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

Mayoral Minute

 

Mayoral Minute - Environmental Update on Bob Campbell Oval Master Plan

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Strassberg that Council :-

1.   Reaffirms its resolution to provide the community with access to all Council’s plans, studies and reports in relation to implementation of the Bob Campbell Master Plan;

2.   Write to Minister Stokes regarding our intentions and offer to provide him with the same information (as noted above); and

3.   Acknowledge, in response to Council’s resolution of December 2020, that Council has been in discussions with Dr Battam regarding our options for an improved turf surface at Bob Campbell Oval.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Strassberg, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Councillor Scott Bennison left the meeting, the time being 07:56 PM.

 

Councillor Scott Bennison returned to the meeting, the time being 07:57 PM.

 

Notice of Rescission

 

Notice of Rescission - Bob Campbell Oval Masterplan - Post Consultation

 

MOTION

 

A motion was moved by Councillors Brooks-Horn and Vissel that Council Rescind Item 1 of Resolution 183 of the Ordinary Council meeting 16 November 2020, Bob Campbell Oval Concept Plan – Post Consultation - “Council receive and endorse the revised Bob Campbell Oval Master Plan, AT- 9’”.

            Extension of Time

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brent and Strassberg that Councillor Palmer be granted an extension of time.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Strassberg, Bennison, Brent, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Councillor Brooks-Horn (Total 1).

            Extension of Time

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Morris and Brooks-Horn that Councillor Vissel be granted an extension of time.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Strassberg, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

            Procedural Motion

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Brooks-Horn that the motion be put.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Strassberg, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

MOTION DETERMINATION

 

Upon being put to the meeting the voting was equal and the motion was declared lost.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 4).

Against the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Strassberg, Bennison and Brent (Total 4).

 

 

Orders Of The Day

 

Nil

 

Notices of Motion

 

 

Notice of Motion - Bob Campbell Oval Natural Turf Playing Field

 

As the Rescission Motion was lost, the Motion was not considered.

 

 

Notice of Motion - Lane Cove RSL Sub-Branch and Lane Cove War Memorial School of Arts Building

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Bennison that Council:-

1.   Having regard to the historical access to a room provision, Council not charge the Lane Cove RSL sub-branch room hire for their monthly meetings and presentations; and

2.   Meet with the executive of Lane Cove RSL sub-branch in order to reinstate the words on a sign in a prominent position “War Memorial” on the front of the former Lane Cove War Memorial School of Arts building.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Strassberg, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

Notice of Motion - E-scooters in NSW

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Brent that Council write to the Minister for Transport requesting he reconsider his decision.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Strassberg, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

Councillor Scott Bennison left the meeting, the time being 09:13 pm.

 

Councillor Scott Bennison returned to the meeting, the time being 09:13 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Officer Reports for Determination

 

 

Traffic Impacts of the 4-8 Northwood Road Development - Pathways

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Brooks-Horn that:-

1.   The report be received and noted;

2.   Council continue to liaise with the new owner of the old Caltex site to determine if the option to provide road access through the site is viable; and

3.   Council undertake traffic counts in Arabella and Woodford Streets now and after the Pathways Development (if approved), to accurately determine the traffic impacts.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Strassberg, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

Traffic Committee - February 2021

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brent and Brooks-Horn that  Council adopt the recommendations of the Lane Cove Traffic Committee Meeting held on Tuesday, 16 February 2021.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Strassberg, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

Matter Arising

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Zbik and Vissel that Council request at the April Local Traffic Committee meeting a 40km per hour zone for Lane Cove North (not inclusive of Mowbray Road, Pacific Hwy, Epping Rd) be considered.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Strassberg, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

Lane Cove Aquatic Centre - Assessment of Lap Lane Booking

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Zbik and Vissel that Council:-

1.   Receive and note the Report;

2.   Advise Bluefit that a booking system for the 50 metre outdoor pool is no longer required but that the use of the lanes be demand managed;

3.   A communication strategy be implemented for pool users to advise of the change; and

4.  Continue to report each month in the Council Snapshot the number of recreational lap swimming attending the Aquatic Centre and the number of lanes made available. 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Strassberg, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Councillor David Brooks-Horn reaffirmed his declaration of interest and left the meeting, the time being 09:29 pm.

 

Rotary Request for Financial Support Due to the Cancellation of the 2020 Rotary Fair Due to COVID-19

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Strassberg that Council: -

1.         Provide funding of $10,000 to the Rotary Club of Lane Cove for support for local projects due to the cancellation of the Rotary Fair in 2020;

2.         Request that Rotary add – “Proudly supported by Lane Cove Council” to any projects supported by the Council’s financial assistance; and

3.         Give public notice of the proposed funding in accordance with the consultation strategy outlined in this report and, subject to no objections being received, grant the funds.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Strassberg, Bennison, Brent, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Councillor David Brooks-Horn returned to the meeting, the time being 09:31 pm.

 

Community Gift Card - Love Where You Shop - 2 Year Update

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Zbik and Brent that:-

1.   Council note and receive the Report; and

2.   Council extend the Community Gift Card – Love Where You Shop campaign for a further 12 months, with a further report to be submitted in 12 months’ time on the performance of the program.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Strassberg, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

Council Snapshot February 2021

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Strassberg that the report be received and noted.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Strassberg, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 9:33 PM

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 19 April 2021, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

MAYOR

 

 

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